So says Spiegel Online. Here's an excerpt:
By using the Espionage Act to punish Bradley Manning, the Obama administration has shown how far it will go to intimidate leakers. His sentencing is a stain on the president's legacy and on America's global reputation.
It seems that outside the United States, people see Manning's brave act as the whistleblowing that it certainly was. It would be great if Americans could see things this clearly. But that would require an honest, vigilant media -- something we lack entirely.